Happy New Year!
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 96 17:30:27 -0700
Subject: Happy New Year!
Forwarded-by: Eric Steese <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Forwarded-by: Sue Zirin
On Rosh Hassanah (the Jewish New Year), we have a service called Taslich
(throwing) where we symbolically cast our sins away by throwing bread into
the water. Rabbi Tilson explains:
"Some people have asked what they are supposed to throw into the water.
Here are suggestions:
For ordinary sins, use - White Bread
For exotic sins - French or Italian bread
For dark sins - Pumpernickle
For complex sins - Multi-grain
For truly warped sins - Pretzels
For sins of indecision - Waffles
For sins commited in haste - Matzah
For substance abuse - Poppy Seed
For commiting arson - Toast
For being ill-tempered - Sourdough
For silliness - Nut bread
For not giving full value - Short bread
For political chauvinism -Yankee Doodles
For excessive use of irony - Rye Bread
For continual bad jokes - Corn Bread
For hardening our hearts - Jelly doughnuts"
[Have a Happy, Healthy, and Sweet New Year! -psl]
© 1996 Peter Langston